Does this ape in a blue vest represent black lives matter activist DeRay Mckesson? (Photo Source: Publicity/poster image War for the Planet of the Apes released by 20th Century Fox)

The recent controversy generated by Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson over the latest film in the Planet of the Apes series has earned the wrath of Whoopi Goldberg. In the movie War for the Planet of the Apes, the character known as “Bad Ape” wears a distinctive blue vest. McKesson believes the movie was racist and the ape wearing the blue vest was supposed to mimic his image while at Black Lives Matter rallies.

DeRay Mckesson (Image Source: twitter/@DeRay)

In a segment of daytime talk show “The View,” Goldberg let her feelings be known and pulled no punches by telling McKesson “get over yourself.”

The segment can be seen below:

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"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.